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Friday, May 13, 2011

A Few More Newborn Vampires in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

The only two newborn vampires mentioned in Eclipse are Riley and Bree Tanner. Our last post discussed Riley in greater detail and if you want a crash course on everything Bree, I highly recommend The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. There were quite a few other newborns in Riley’s coven, but the only ones that Stephanie Meyer describes in detail in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide are Diego, Fred, Raoul, and Bree.

As we learned in The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Diego became Bree’s mate but was ultimately destroyed by Riley and Victoria because he learned too much about Victoria’s lies. We don’t however learn much about who Diego was before he was changed to a vampire. He grew up in a lower-class, single parent home in Los Angeles, but moved to Portland while he was still in high school. He avoided joining a gang that pursued him and wanted to go to college. He was smart and hard-working, but in the end it was the gang that became his demise because they got to his younger brother and Diego avenged his murder. Riley interceded just before the gang destroyed Diego.

Another vampire Stephanie tells us about in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is Raoul. He became a leader among the newborns in Riley’s coven. Prior to being transformed to a vampire, Raoul was a gang leader of a drug ring. He was just the type of soldier Riley was looking for!

“Freaky Fred” is one of those vampires who have a unique special ability. He makes people feel repulsed by him. They feel nauseated just looking in Fred’s direction. Before being transformed into a vampire, Fred was a science nerd who lived a solitary life. He avoided unnecessary attention, other than academically. After his sophomore year of college, Fred volunteered for a marine biology research project that caused him to camp by himself for days at a time on the beaches of Oregon and Washington. This is where Riley found him. Fred was one of only three vampires who survived his coven’s demise because he figured out what was happening and escaped before the coven reached the clearing. He now lives as a nomad, but you won’t be able to find him unless he wants you to; you’ll feel nauseated just looking for him!

Have you started reading The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide yet? What’s your opinion? -Julie

Complete book review of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide:

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is here!

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide (Review and Opinions, Part Two)

Third Day's Thoughts on The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Day Four of Reading The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide - The Volturi Guard

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide (Inside the Volturi lair, then South to visit the Amazon Coven)

From Twilight to Breaking Dawn: Religious Themes in the Twilight Saga

Discovering Alaska in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Exploring the Egyptian Coven in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Journey to Ireland with The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

James, Victoria, and Laurent in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

The Mexican Coven in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

The Seattle Newborns in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

A Few More Newborn Vampires in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
The Romanians in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

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If you’ve never read the Twilight series, check out these other Twilight books, music, and movies:

Twilight
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
The Twilight Saga Complete Collection
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Twilight: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Twilight Soundtrack
Twilight: the Score
New Moon Soundtrack
New Moon: the Score
Eclipse Soundtrack
Eclipse: the Score
Twilight DVD
The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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